Francis Henry Smith

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First name: Francis

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Smith

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Francis Henry Smith, telegraphist of Woodlands, Marburg, Queensland embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A30 Borda, 15 Dec. 1914 and served in the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, A.I.F. in Egypt and the Dardanelles, 1914-1918. He returned to Queensland in Nov. 1918 and was discharged 26 Feb. 1919

Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.
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